STAMP (Short Term Adult Missions Program)
Our STAMP (Short Term Adult Missions Program) goal is to provide adults with an opportunity to serve people around the world in the context of a one- to two-week trip. STAMP projects have included construction, medical clinics, kids' programs, evangelism, and teaching English. Black Rock STAMP teams have served in over 20 different areas of the world, including Nigeria, Panama, Ghana, Thailand, Haiti, Rwanda and Bridgeport.
2019 STAMP Trips
Kazakhstan | May 22-June 2
Black Rock will partner with a local church in Kazakhstan to help with their soup kitchen, drug and alcohol rehabilitation work, street ministry, and Bible training. The team will be helping the most vulnerable of Kazakhstan. Adults with a heart for the vulnerable of Central Asia are encouraged to join this team.
West Virginia | June 22-29
Work alongside Student Ministry and serve the small, rural, Appalachian community of Rosedale, WV. The team will partner with local missionaries and Faith Mountain Ministries to do work projects on the homes of needy families. In addition to students and their adult leaders, we are seeking adults with hearts to serve, especially those with specialized skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or who’d love to cook for a big crowd.
Nigeria | July 22-August 4
Team members will provide free comprehensive care including public health, primary care, dental care, eye care, surgical care and spiritual care and counseling. Medical staff, nurses, doctors, counselors, as well as non-medical volunteers are welcome to join the team and work alongside Nigerian medical staff and people from throughout the US and Britain. If you are
medically trained or just have a heart of compassion for the sick, we need you on our team!
Bridgeport | July 27-August 3
The Bridgeport STAMP team will partner with BRC-supported local missions organizations and serve them by helping them paint and clean their facilities, perform minor construction, and assisting them in carrying out their ministry to their clients and local communities. Serve all week, one day, or anywhere in between! All skill sets are welcome!
Dominican Republic & Haiti | July 30-August 6
This joint effort between the 900 Project and Black Rock Church is a unique trip that ministers in two different countries and cultures in the same week. You will have the privilege of running a VBS camp in both the DR and Haiti, do light construction, and more importantly meet and minister to people who will soon be like family to you. We also need people who speak Spanish, French/Creole, or are talented in music/singing.
Rwanda | November 8-18
Rwanda is one of the most beautiful countries in the world but it has a tragic history of genocide. Join the team as they work with Rwandan churches who serve the most vulnerable. The team will help run a camp for teenagers and orphans and will assist churches in their economic development and compassion ministries. Businesspersons, bankers, teachers, counselors, and people with compassion for children are encouraged to apply.
Nigeria | January 1-11, 2020
The team will minister alongside Peter and Miriam Fretheim, providing a VBS/youth program for SIM missionary families. In addition, we will be involved in ministry to orphanages, medical clinics, women, and prisons.
Projected Cost: $2,500 | Team Size: 8-12
Contact: Dawn Brehm ( )
Why should I apply for a STAMP trip?
Four great reasons! 1) Because it will change your spiritual life; 2) It will help you better understand what God is doing in the world; 3) It will help the Black Rock missionaries we support; and 4) You will provide a useful service to people who need hope and who need to know Christ.
What about getting the money? Does the church pay my way?
No, the church does not pay your way, but we will give you concrete ideas as to how to raise the money. Contributions are made to the church STAMP program and are tax deductible. Financial aid is available for first-time STAMPers.
If I go, will there be training?
Yes, there is a quality training program and a lot of team-building before you depart. The training is required and is at least four sessions.
Will I need a passport?
Yes, if you are going overseas. They are relatively easy to obtain through your local post office. We will also provide you information and guidance on the correct procedures.
Do I have to fill out an application?
Yes. All STAMP participants must complete an application.
What happens after I submit an application?
You will be interviewed by the STAMP committee. Our desire is to assemble the right people for each trip. You will be promptly notified when you are accepted as a participant.
How do I get other information?
Contact the Missions Department by phone at 203/255-3401 and speak to Dawn or Pastor Larry, or via e-mail at Or, you can contact the team leader directly.